Welcome to Cincy's Annual Dining Guide. Listed here are more than 100 notable restaurants for business professionals.

The guide is divided into regions, beginning with Central, followed by East, Northeast, Northwest, West and Northern Kentucky. For more details, including websites and maps, visit www.cincymagazine.com/restaurants.


$ = Entrées less than $10

$$ = Entrées $11-$19

$$$ = Entrées $20-25
$$$$ = Entrées more than $25

Central

A Tavola, Pizza; 1220 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 246-0192. With wood-fired pizza, simple, fresh ingredients, and attention to detail in dishes like applewood bacon-wrapped dates, this new hot spot is packed even on weeknights. $$

Ambar India, Indian; 350 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, (513) 281-7000. Enjoy curries and rice dishes from Northern India, including vegetarian options. $$

Amol India, Indian; 354 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, (513) 961-3600. Large entrées and a lunch buffet are offered in a more casual dining experience. $$

Arnold's, American; 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown, (513) 421-6234. This historic bar offers a wide selection of sandwiches, salads and entrées. Often features live music. $$

Benihana, Japanese; 126 E. Sixth St., Downtown, (513) 421-1688. Savor chicken, shrimp, salmon, lobster and steak grilled at your table with knife-tossing flair. $$$

Biagi'™s Bistro, Italian; 308 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, (513) 861-4777. All soups, pastas and desserts are made from scratch in the kitchen. Serves only the freshest products and ingredients while offering daily specials. $$

Boi Na Braza, Steakhouse; 441 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 421-7111. With beef, lamb, chicken, pork and more, this Brazilian steakhouse is a meat lover's paradise. $$$$

Cactus Pear, Southwestern, Mexican; 3215 Jefferson Ave., Clifton, (513) 961-7400. Traditional Mexican fare, as well as spicy pastas and seafood. Don't miss the margaritas. $$

Celestial, Steakhouse; 1071 Celestial St., Mount Adams, (513) 241-4455. The spectacular river view enhances the menu of steak, seafood, chicken and Mediterranean lamb. $$$$

City View Tavern, Pub Food, 403 Oregon St., Mount Adams, (513) 241-8439. Pub grub with a great city view. $

Coffee Emporium, Coffeehouse; 110 E. Central Parkway, Downtown, (513) 651-5483. Stop in for delicious coffee roasted on site, and enjoy a bite of locally made pastries or tasty sandwiches and salads. $

The Cricket Lounge, American; 601 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 381-3000. Located in the Cincinnatian Hotel, this restaurant boasts light fare and housemade ice creams and sorbets, set to the tune of live harp, piano and jazz music. $$

Daveed's at 934, American; 934 Hatch St., Mount Adams, (513) 721-2665. This eclectic venue offers a new menu daily, specializing in foie gras, seared Digby Bay Scallops, duck breast and an assortment of tempting desserts. $$$$

First Watch, American; 700 Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 721-4744. This favorite destination for breakfast and lunch offers pancakes, waffles, sandwiches and breakfast skillets at seven area locations. $$

Habañero, Mexican; 358 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, (513) 961-6800. Offers casual Latin American fare in an atmosphere that celebrates local artists and musicians. $

Holy Grail Tavern & Grille, Pub Food;
161 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown, (513) 621-2222. A home for Reds and Bengals fans serving appetizers, sandwiches, wraps and pizza. Drink specials. Multiple locations. $

Iris BookCafé, American; 1331 Main St., Downtown, (513) 381-2665. Browse the book selection at this artsy café that focuses on coffee and light soups, salads and sandwiches. $

It's Just Crepes, American; 39 E. Court St., Downtown, (513) 632-7373. Delicious sweet and savory crepes served. $

Izzy's, American; 800 Elm St., Downtown, (513) 721-4241. Famous for its reuben with pickles and a potato pancake on the side, Izzy's also serves chicken, pastrami, roast beef and more. Nine locations. $

Jean-Robert's Table, French; 713 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 621-4777. Featuring contemporary, elegant French cuisine from acclaimed Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel. $$$$

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Steakhouse; 700 Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 784-1200. Racks of lamb, veal, seafood, salads and Amish chicken are on the menu at this iconic Cincinnati gem. $$$$

Lavomatic, French, American; 1211 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 621-1999. French and American dishes collide in this hip, converted laundromat and urban wine bar. $$$

LeBoxx Café, American; 819 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 721-5638. This popular downtown lunch spot offers good value in a casual atmosphere. $

Local 127, American; 127 W. Fourth St., Downtown, (513) 721-1345. "Farm-to-table" dining is the concept behind this upscale eatery. $$$$

Mayberry, American; 915 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 381-5999. For lunch, distinctive dishes such as a tuna melt on sourdough with capers and truffled Caesar salad. For breakfast, enjoy pastries, muffins, and coffee. $$

McCormick & Schmick's, Seafood;
21 E. Fifth St., Downtown, (513) 721-9339. The menu evolves to feature the freshest daily catch, with pasta, poultry and aged steaks to satisfy the non-seafood lovers. Crab cakes and lobster bisque are favorites. $$$

Montgomery Inn, Barbecue; 925 Riverside Drive, Downtown, (513) 721-7427. Try Cincinnati's most famous ribs, along with chicken, fish, steak and sandwiches. Multiple locations. $$$

Mount Adams Bar & Grille, American; 938 Hatch St., Mount Adams, (513) 621-3666. Enjoy sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads in a historic neighborhood establishment. $$

Mr. Sushi, Sushi; 580 Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 827-9345. You can have your rolls and eat them too at this establishment. Not a fan of sushi? Try the teriyaki chicken or fried rice. $$$

Mynt Martini, Tapas; 511 Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 621-6968. Offers signature drinks and small dishes for lunch or cocktails. $$

Myra's Dionysus, Greek; 121 Calhoun St., Clifton, (513) 961-1578. Healthy, flexible options for lunch and dinner, with delicious desserts. $

Nada, Latin; 600 S. Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 721-6232. Upscale tacos feature pork belly, grilled redfish or beef short rib. At night, the space transforms into a hopping nightspot with a bar on both floors. $$$

Nicholson's, Pub Food, Continental;
625 Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 564-9111. Try traditional Scottish fare such as fish and chips, shepherd's pie, pork loin and roasted chicken. $$$

Nicola's Ristorante Italiano, Italian; 1420 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 721-6200. Traditional Tuscan fare with housemade pasta and artful, inspired entrées of seafood, steak and pork. $$$$

Olives, American; 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, (513) 221-4200. From hearty steaks to vegan options, this is American cuisine dotted with Italian and Asian influences. $$$

Orchids at Palm Court, American; 35 W. Fifth St., Downtown, (513) 564-6465. Award-winning restaurant offers snapper, eggplant, steak, rabbit and scallops. $$$$

The Palace Restaurant, Continental; 601 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 381-6006. The Cincinnatian Hotel's restaurant can please any gourmet foodie. Steak, seafood, pasta, vegetarian. $$$$

Palomino, American; 505 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 381-1300. The delectable happy hour features potatoes gorgonzola, gourmet pizzas and more. $$

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, American; 10 Fountain Square, Downtown, (513) 621-1588. Casual food with beer brewed on site. $$

Scotti's, Italian; 919 Vine St., Downtown, (513) 721-9484. Family-owned since 1911. Offers ambience and authentic Italian food. $$$

The Senate, American; 1212 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 421-2020. Gourmet street food with specialty hot dogs, duck fat fries, pretzel beignets and lobster mac & cheese. $$

Shanghai Mama's, Chinese; 216 E. Sixth St., Downtown, (513) 241-7777. A great spot for lunch, dinner or a Mai Tai. A favorite late-night spot. $$

Silverglades, Deli; 236 E. Eighth St., Downtown, (513) 361-0600. This family-owned deli offers a variety of bread, meat and cheese. $

The Summit, American; 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, (513) 569-4980. Cincinnati State student chefs prepare an array of entrées under the direction of professionals. $$$

Sung Korean Bistro, Korean, Asian Fusion; 700 Elm St., Downtown, (513) 721-7864. Traditional Korean fare includes soups, noodles, grilled meats and stir fry dishes. $$$

Teak Thai, Thai; 1051 St. Gregory St., Mount Adams, (513) 665-9800. Sushi and sashimi complement an expansive menu of stir fries, curries and noodles. $$$

Terrace Café, American; Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, (513) 639-2986. Classy twists on salads and
sandwiches, like the B.L.A.T. with sourdough bread, avocado and red pepper mayonnaise. $

Trattoria Roma, Italian; 580 Walnut St., Downtown, (513) 723-0220. Authentic pasta dishes, fresh ingredients and convenience to the Aronoff. $$$

View, American; 2200 Victory Parkway, Walnut Hills, (513) 751-8439. Selections range from fancy comfort food (lamb meatloaf) to gourmet indulgence (gorgonzola veal chop). $$$$

Washington Platform, Seafood, American; 1000 Elm St., Downtown, (513) 421-0110. Specializing in oysters, the menu includes a variety of meat and pasta entrées. $$

East

20 Brix, American; 101 Main St., Milford, (513) 831-2749. Also a wine bar and retail store. Features steak, pizza, lamb, fish and poultry. $$$

Allyn's Café, Intercontinental; 3538 Columbia Parkway, Columbia Tusculum, (513) 871-5779. Features an extensive collection of wine and
beer, along with an eclectic menu of Cajun, Mexican and blackened favorites. $$

Andy's Mediterranean Grille, Mediterranean; 906 Nassau St., Walnut Hills, (513) 281-9791. Serves fare such as kabobs, falafel, lamb
and shish tawook. $$$

Arthur's, American; 3516 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, (513) 871-5543. This well-known gathering place offers delicious burgers and drink specials. $

Barresi's Italian Restaurant, Italian; 4111 Webster Ave., Deer Park, (513) 793-2540. Traditional Italian recipes for steak, veal, chicken, fish and pasta. $$$$

Bella Luna, Italian; 4632 Eastern Ave., Mount Lookout, (513) 871-5862. Cuisine including meat, pasta and fish served in a cozy neighborhood restaurant. $$$

Beluga, Asian Fusion; 3520 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, (513) 533-4444. Asian fare, including sushi, steak and poultry, abounds in a contemporary atmosphere. $$$

Blue Elephant, Thai, Italian; 2912 Wasson Road, Hyde Park, (513) 351-0123. East meets West in this eclectic restaurant that offers both Thai stir fries and curries, Japanese sushi and Italian pasta dishes. $$

East continued

Boca, Italian, French; 3200 Madison Road, Oakley, (513) 542-2022. Trendy dishes make up three courses. A place to see and be seen. $$$$

The BonBonerie Café, Bakery; 2030 Madison Road, '™Bryonville, (513) 321-3399. Upscale bakery featuring cookies, cupcakes, pastries and more. Tearoom offers quality teas, sandwiches and scones. $$

China Gourmet, Chinese; 3340 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 871-6612. The strictly Chinese menu has hardly changed in 30 years. Steak, pork, chicken and pasta served in traditional sauces. $$$

Clough Crossings, American; 6892 Clough Pike, Anderson, (513) 624-7800. A wide selection of "light bites" and entrées in a historic tavern. $$

Cumin Eclectic Cuisine, Indian Fusion; 3520 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 871-8714. Indian fuses with world cuisine in dishes such as "naanwiches," handmade agnolotti and butter chicken. $$$$

Dancing Wasabi, Sushi; 1018 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, (513) 533-9218. With affordable prices and late night hours, this is a favorite stop for dinner guests or bar hoppers. $$

Dilly Café, American; 6818 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, (513) 561-5233. This trendy spot features excellent food, wine tastings and live music on weekends. $$

El Coyote, Steakhouse, Mexican; 7404 State Road, Anderson, (513) 232-5757. Tex-Mex entrées are complemented by spiced-up pasta, seafood, steak and chicken. Sip the potent margaritas carefully. $$$

Enoteca Emilia, Italian; 2038 Madison Road, Hyde Park, (513) 834-5773. A new venue with a focus on fresh pasta, skewered meat and seafood called spiedini, and flatbread sandwiches. $$

Flipdaddy's, American; 7453 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, (513) 272-2337. Customize your burger or get one of the house specials, like the spicy Chuck Norris. $

The Foreign Exchange, Intercontinental; 7991 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, (513) 386-9900. Thai dishes and sushi appear next to domestic favorites like burgers and steaks. $$

Gord'™s Pub & Grill, Pub Food, American; 4328 Montgomery Road, Norwood, (513) 351-1999. Boasting the "Jean-Robert Burger," this pub offers traditional American food with an upscale flair. $

Green Papaya, Thai; 2942 Wasson Road, Hyde Park, (513) 731-0107. Variety of sushi, as well as Thai noodles and stir fry. $$$

Hugo, Southern; 3235 Madison Road, Oakley, (513) 321-4846. Southern roots shine through in dishes like shrimp and grits, quail and Charleston she-crab soup. $$$

Indigo, Continental; 2637 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 321-9952. Fresh salads, pizzas, pastas and sandwiches are Indig'™s focus. Vegetarian options. $$$

Laszl'™s Iron Skillet, Continental; 6900 Valley Lane, Newtown, (513) 561-6776. Serves unique continental cuisine and weekly specials. $$

Latitudes Café, Tapas; 7454 Beechmont Ave., Anderson, (513) 827-9146. Offers a variety of light bites. Often features live music. $$

National Exemplar, Steakhouse; 6880 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, (513) 271-2103. Skillets, sandwiches, pasta and filet mignon typify the menu at the landmark Mariemont Inn. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. $$

Nectar, American; 1000 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, (513) 929-0525. Menu changes frequently, but you can expect dishes such as smoked salmon benedict, goetta melts and shrimp fritters. $$$

Padrino, Italian; 111 Main St., Milford, (513) 965-0100. Casual pizza, pasta, sandwiches and wings. $$

Pera, Meditteranean; 1026 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, (513) 371-5195. The menu highlights cuisine from both coasts of the Mediterranean, from savory lamb to refreshing salads. $$$

Poco a Poco, Latin; 2724 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 321-7626. A variety of small plates, eclectic tacos and entrées of steak, pork and poultry. Scrumptious Sunday brunch. $$

Precinct, Steakhouse; 311 Delta Ave., Columbia Tusculum, (513)
321-5454. Steak is king at the Precinct, with dishes named for Joe Nuxhall and Marvin Lewis. $$$$

The Pub at Rookwood Mews, Pub Food; 2692 Madison Road, Norwood, (513) 841-2748. Classic pub fare, steaks and starters make up the English pub's menu. $$

Quarter Bistro, Continental; 6904 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, (513) 271-5400. Savor steaks, seafood, pork, pasta or poultry in the stylish dining room or the patio overlooking the square. $$$$

Quatman Café, American; 2434 Quatman Ave., Norwood, (513) 731-4370. Well-known for tasty burgers at a great value. Try the famous mock turtle soup. $

Red Tree Gallery and Coffee Shop, Coffeehouse; 3210 Madison Road, Oakley, (513) 321-8733. Featuring fair trade, organic coffees, along with sandwiches, muffins, cookies, granola and biscotti. The gallery emphasizes local artists. $$

Teller's, American; 2710 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 321-4721. Salads, pizza, sandwiches, fish and meat dishes are highlighted on the eclectic menu. $$$

Terry's Turf Club, American; 4618 Eastern Ave., Linwood, (513) 533-4222. Known for its gourmet burgers and distinctive neon décor. $$

Wild Ginger, Asian Fusion; 3655 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, (513) 533-9500. This Asian bistro serves Thai and sushi in a beautifully designed interior. $$

Wine Guy Bistro, Italian, Continental; 2692 Madison Road, Suite K1, Norwood, (513) 834-5712. Learn about wine, and enjoy small plates such as cheese with fruit compote, chicken marsala and bacon-wrapped prawns. $$$

Zip's Café, American; 1036 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout, (513) 871-9876. Well-known for cheeseburgers, Zip's also offers a variety of sandwiches. $

Northeast

Amma's Kitchen, Indian; 7633 Reading Road, Roselawn, (513) 821-2021. Vegetarian Indian cuisine, with vegan items served on Wednesdays. $$

Anand, Indian; 10890 Reading Road, Sharonville, (513) 554-4040. Specializes in Northern Indian cuisine, with favorites like chicken tikka masala and saag paneer. $$

Ando, Japanese; 5889 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, (513) 791-8687. Serves a huge selection of sushi, sashimi, noodle, teriyaki and tempura dishes for lunch and dinner. $$

Northeast continued

Antoni'™s, Italian; 7165 Liberty Centre Drive, West Chester, (513) 755-7242. Upscale Italian dining with all of the old favorites. $$$

Aroma, Japanese; 7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, (513) 791-0950. Try the standard sushi offerings or entrées such as coconut chicken and short ribs. $$$

Asiatique, Asian; 9228 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, (513) 889-2272. Contemporary Asian dishes are presented in a modern bistro setting. $$

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, Italian; 5045 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, (513) 234-7900. Classic Italian fare served. Brunch is also offered. $$

Brown Dog Café, American; 5893 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, (513) 794-1610. Enjoy sophisticated, eclectic cuisine in a modern setting. Extensive wine list. $$$

Café Bella, Mediterranean; 5948 Snider Road, Mason, (513) 770-4141. Soups, salads, entrées and desserts are inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle. $$$

Carlo & Johnny, Steakhouse; 9769 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, (513) 936-8600. Old Hollywood glamour accompanies Jeff Ruby's famous steaks, as well as sushi, seafood and ribs. $$$$

Cheesecake Factory, American; 7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, (513) 984-6911. Offering more than 30 kinds of cheesecake, this restaurant also serves seafood, steak, pizza and Sunday brunch. $$$

DeSha's American Tavern, American; 11320 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township, (513) 247-9933. Enjoy classic burgers, salads, fried chicken, pasta and Kentucky hot browns. $$

Eddie Merlot's, Seafood, Steakhouse; 10808 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, (513) 489-1212. Enjoy exceptional prime-aged steak, an extensive selection of fine wine and an array of fresh bread. $$$$

Embers, Steakhouse; 8170 Montgomery Road, Madeira, (513) 984-8090. Choose from sushi and continental favorites such as New York Strip, baby back ribs, seared sea scallops and lobster tail. $$$$

Ferrari's Little Italy & Bakery, Italian; 7677 Goff Terrace, Madeira, (513) 272-2220. Restaurant serves a variety of authentic Italian dishes, and a bakery serves pastry, bread and deli items. $$$

German'™s, Italian; 9415 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, (513) 794-1155. Authentic Italian cuisine features pasta, seafood, chicken and veal dishes. $$$

Golden Lamb Inn, American; 27 S. Broadway, Lebanon, (513) 932-5065. The restaurant at Ohi'™s oldest hotel offers roast turkey, pork chops, salmon, leg of lamb and many other dishes. $$$

Greek Isles, Greek; 7037 Yankee Road, Liberty Township, (513) 755-0600. This family-owned restaurant serves gyros and mousaka, and also offers pizzas with Greek toppings. $$

Jag's, Steakhouse, Seafood; 5980 West Chester Road, West Chester, (513) 860-5353 . The intimate restaurant offers decadent Kobe beef, sushi, Ahi tuna, lobster tails and an array of steaks. $$$$

La Petite France, French; 3177 Glendale-Milford Road, Evendale, (513) 733-8383. French seafood, chicken, rack of lamb, duck breast and filet mignon are presented in bistro and private dining rooms. $$$$

Maggian'™s Little Italy, Italian; 7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, (513) 794-0670. Enjoy family-sized portions of Southern Italian cuisine. $$$

Montgomery Inn, Barbecue; 9440 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, (513) 791-3482. Enjoy Cincinnati's favorite ribs, along with chicken, fish, steak and sandwiches, in the restaurant's original location. $$$

Parker's Blue Ash Grill, Steakhouse; 4200 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, (513) 891-8300. Pasta, salad, steak and chicken for lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch. $$$

P.F. Chang's, Chinese; 9435 Civic Center Blvd., West Chester, (513) 779-5555. Chinese classics are served in an upscale atmosphere. Multiple locations. Great happy hour. $$$

Polo Grille, Continental; 5035 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, (513) 701-7656. Located on the grounds of the original Cincinnati Polo Club, serving pizza, pasta, seafood, steak and chicken. $$$

Relish Modern Tapas, Tapas; 5947 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, (513) 204-6925. The Spanish tradition of small plates is enhanced by world cuisines. Meat, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options available. $$$

Soho Japanese Bistro, Japanese; 7655 Voice of America Drive, West Chester, (513) 759-6870. Features a sushi bar, teppanyaki grill and private tatami room. $$

Taqueria Mercado, Mexican; 6507 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, (513) 942-4943. Authentic Mexican food. Muliple locations. $

Tony's, Steakhouse; 12110 Montgomery Road, Loveland, (513) 677-1993. Savor steaks, seafood and Mediterranean entrées while live jazz music sets the mood. $$$$

Trio, American; 7565 Kenwood Road, Kenwood, (513) 984-1905. Sandwiches, soups, pastas, specialty pizza, steaks and fresh seafood, presented in a comfortable dining room and screened-in porch. Great Sunday brunch. $$$

Vincenz'™s, Italian; 11525 Chester Road, Sharonville, (513) 771-0022. This upscale neighborhood restaurant also offers a private room for up to 60 guests. $$$

Wise Owl Wine Bar, Tapas; 6206 Muhlhauser Road, West Chester, (513) 889-2500. Wine and cocktails pair with tasty small plates. $$

The Works, Italian, American; 20 Grear Millitzer Lane, Loveland, (513) 697-8408. Enjoy a variety of brick-oven pizzas and other casual menu items in a converted firehouse. $$$

Northwest

Cock and Bull, Pub Food; 275 E. Sharon Road, Glendale, (513) 771-4253. Live music during the week. Try the fish 'n chips. New location in Hyde Park. $$

Dave and Buster's, American; 11775 Commons Drive, Springdale, (513) 671-5501. Enjoy combo deals for food, games and drinks. $$

Fox & Hound Pub & Grille, American; 5113 Bowen Drive, Mason, (513) 229-7921. With plenty of beer specials, a patio and poolroom, this neighborhood spot is a great place to wind down. $

Grand Finale, American; 3 E. Sharon Ave., Glendale, (513) 771-5925. Lunch and dinner include American and international cuisines, as well as highly-acclaimed desserts. Brunch is offered on Sundays. $$$

Half Day Café, American; 1 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, (513) 821-2323. Serving traditional breakfast and lunch, with specialty items like the chicken and brie quesadilla or orange stuffed French toast. $

Northwest continued

Iron Horse, American; 40 Village Square, Glendale, (513) 772-3333. The downstairs serves upscale fare while a tavern operates upstairs at the 1800s historic spot. $$$

Pappadeaux, Seafood; 11975 North West Blvd., Springdale, (513) 671-4473. Oysters, shrimp, alligator, lobster, crab and etouffee. $$$

Servatii, Pastry, Deli; 5876 Cheviot Road, White Oak, (513) 385-3503. A dozen area locations for cookies, breads, cakes and sandwiches. $

Vinoklet Winery, Steakhouse; 11069 Colerain Ave., Colerain, (513) 385-9309. Grill your own steak at this picturesque working winery and restaurant. $$$

The White House Inn, American; 4940 Mulhauser Road, Hamilton, (513) 860-1110. Enjoy "heartland cooking" in multiple dining rooms and patios in a 50-year-old farmhouse. $$$

West

Cancun, Mexican; 6385 Glenway Ave., Cheviot, (513) 574-1639. Traditional Mexican fare, from nachos to burritos. Vegetarian options. $$

The Comet, Mexican; 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside, (513) 541-8900. Well-known for its affordable burritos and beer selection. $

Henke Winery, American; 3077 Harrison Ave., Westwood, (513) 662-9463. Pair a glass of Henke's own wine with Atlantic salmon, strip steak, herb grilled chicken breast, filet mignon or pizza. $$$

Honey, Continental; 4034 Hamilton Ave., Northside, (513) 541-4300. This casual, fine dining spot pairs wines with an ever-changing menu. Expect items like Creole meatloaf or tequila-lime crab cakes. $$$

Ko-Sho, Japanese; 4172 Hamilton Ave., Northside. (513) 665-4950. Offering sushi and Japanese teriyaki, tempura, noodles and pot dishes. $$

Maury's Tiny Cove, American, Steakhouse; 3908 Harrison Ave., Cheviot, (513) 662-2683. Sandwiches, seafood, chicken, steak or ribs. $$

Melt, American; 4165 Hamilton Ave., Northside, (513) 681-6358. This "eclectic deli" offers many vegetarian options in gourmet sandwiches and salads. $

Nick and Tom's Restaurant and Bar, American; 5774 Bridgetown Road, Bridgetown, (513) 574-4242. Offers classic dishes like New York Strip and ribs alongside signature entrées. $$

Price Hill Chili, American; 4920 Glenway Ave., Price Hill. (513) 471-9507. Family owned and operated, this restaurant offers appetizers, sandwiches and breakfast to complement its staple chili dishes. $

Primavista, Italian; 810 Matson Place, Price Hill, (513) 251-6467. Commanding a stunning city view, this romantic spot offers pastas, seafood, veal and steak. $$$$

Vitor's Bistro, Intercontinental; 3232 Harrison Ave., Westwood, (513) 481-5333. Try the award-winning French toast. $$$

Northern Kentucky

Behle Street Café, American; 50 E. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington, (859) 291-4100. American classics are enhanced with signature martinis. $$

Bellevue Bistro, American; 313 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, (859) 581-5600. Menu changes monthly to offer fresh, seasonal ingredients and dishes. Vegetarian friendly. $

Blinkers Tavern, Continental; 318 Greenup St., Covington, (859) 360-0840. Great variety, from Italian pastas, burgers, BBQ baby back ribs, and Cajun chicken. $$

Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar, American; 519 Main St., Covington, (859) 491-7777. Pair wine from the extensive bar with entrées such as sea scallops or game hen. $$$

Brio Tuscan Grille, Italian; 1 Levee Way, Newport, (859) 431-0900. Try Italian specialties such as lasagna, veal marsala, pasta alla vodka or the Tuscan filet in the dining room or patio. $$$$

Chez Nora, American, Cajun; 530 Main St., Covington, (859) 491-8027. The menu includes crab cakes, sandwiches, jambalaya, steak and pasta. Brunch, lunch and dinner offered. $$

The Classy Pig, Barbeque; 214 Elm St., Ludlow, (859) 491-7675. Tender and flavorful; enjoy hickory smoked BBQ ribs and brisket, as well as burgers and smoked chicken. $

Dee Felice Café, Cajun; 529 Main St., Covington, (859) 261-2365. Enjoy live jazz while eating deep-fried oysters, etouffee, cajun chicken, tournedos and more. $$$

Dewey's, Pizza; 1 Levee Way, Newport, (859) 431-9700. Seven locations for gourmet pizza and salad. $$

The Funny Bone, American; 1 Levee Way, Newport, (859) 957-2000. Enjoy a meal with comedy acts. $$

Grandview Tavern & Grille, American; 2220 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, (859) 341-8439. Offers classic dishes with a gourmet twist to enjoy on their open patio. $$$

Greyhound Tavern, American; 2500 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, (859) 331-3767. Choose from lighter fare or entrées of steak, fish, chicken, pork chops and meatloaf. $$

Hofbräuhaus, German; 200 E. Third St., Newport, (859) 491-7200. Authentic Bavarian food and beer at the first Hofbräuhaus in the U.S. $$

Keystone Bar & Grill, American; 313 Greenup St., Covington, (859) 261-6777. A pleasing array of salads, wraps, burgers and pub food. $

Knotty Pine on the Bayou, Cajun; 6720 Licking Pike, Newport, (859) 781-2200. This Northern Kentucky favorite serves popular Cajun dishes. $$

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